Does anyone else besides me think that sometimes in Mario Kart games that the weight classes certain characters are in is a bit odd for them?
The ones that strike me the most are Wario and Donkey Kong. Wario weights 308 pounds, while Donkey Kong weighs 800 pounds according to Donkey Kong 64. But in Mario Kart DS, Wario's weight stat is higher than Donkey Kong's, suggesting he is heavier than Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong is the lightest heavyweight in Mario Kart DS, and is in-between Waluigi (the heaviest middleweight) and Wario.
Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8 also have Donkey Kong as lighter character than Wario. Donkey Kong is in the "Cruiser" class in Mario Kart 7 along with Rosalina and Wiggler. In Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong is one of the lighter heavyweights along with Waluigi, Rosalina, Roy, and Link. Oh yeah, I also find it weird that Morton is heavier than Donkey Kong too in Mario Kart 8. They probably just didn't want Morton to share the same stats as Roy. But Wario being heavier than DK in the Mario Kart games is just weird to me.
In Super Smash Bros game, Donkey Kong is heavier than Wario like he should be. Donkey Kong's weight is very close to Bowser's. In Brawl, Wario's weight is tied with Yoshi, who varies from a lightweight to middleweight in Mario Kart games. Yoshi is a bit lighter than Wario in Super Smash Bros 3D/Wii U. But I'll talk more about Yoshi in a little bit.
In Mario Kart Wii, Waluigi and Rosalina being grouped with the usual heavier characters surprised many people. But Mario Kart Wii doesn't go by WEIGHT classes, the characters are grouped by SIZE only in this game. Rosalina is a Cruiser character in MK7 and a heavyweight in MK8 and Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, but she's one of the lightest characters in Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS. Then again Mewtwo is light in Super Smash Bros, but the Pokemon games lists its weight in the Pokedex if you caught it, and it's rather heavy. Also Waluigi is a lightweight in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, and Waluigi is similar to Rosalina in terms of height.
Now I want to talk about Peach, Daisy, and Yoshi. Peach and Yoshi always switched from middleweights to lightweights in Mario Kart games. They're middleweights in the console Mario Karts (except Mario Kart 64), but they've always been lighter characters in the handheld Mario Karts. In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Yoshi is heavier than Peach, but Peach is as light as Toad. I think Peach should've had Yoshi's stats in this game, it always seemed weird to me that Peach was one of the lightest characters. In Mario Kart DS, Peach's weight stat is higher than Yoshi's. Peach is the heaviest lightweight in Mario Kart DS.
And then there's Daisy, who is heavier than both Peach and Yoshi in Mario Kart DS. This confused me when I was younger. At first I thought she was a lightweight like Peach since they're similar in size, but she had stats similar to Mario, Luigi, and Waluigi. It seemed weird to me that Daisy was somehow heavier than Peach and Yoshi. Daisy is two inches shorter than Peach based on what I've heard online thanks to the Mario size chart, but she was never really shown to be chubbier than Peach, except now in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. I feel bad for Yoshi since he carries Mario or Luigi on his back, and they're usually heavier than he is in Mario Kart. Although like I mentioned above, Yoshi is a heavier character in Super Smash Bros games. Peach is pretty light in Super Smash Bros too, as she's lighter than characters like Sonic, Ness, and Villager.